The Resource Beloved : a novel, by Toni Morrison ; [with a new foreword by the author]

Beloved : a novel, by Toni Morrison ; [with a new foreword by the author]

Label
Beloved : a novel
Title
Beloved
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Toni Morrison ; [with a new foreword by the author]
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set after the American Civil War (1861-1865), the novel is inspired by the story of an African American slave, Margaret Garner, who escaped slavery in Kentucky late January 1856 by fleeing to Ohio, a free state. In the novel, the protagonist Sethe is also a slave who escapes slavery, running to Cincinnati, Ohio. After twenty-eight days of freedom, a posse arrives to retrieve her and her children under the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, which gave slave owners the right to pursue slaves across state borders. Sethe kills her two-year-old daughter rather than allow her to be recaptured and taken back to Sweet Home, the Kentucky plantation from which Sethe recently fled. A woman presumed to be her daughter, called Beloved, returns years later to haunt Sethe's home at 124 Bluestone Road, Cincinnati, Ohio
Awards note
  • Pulitzer Prize for fiction, 1988
  • American Book Award, 1988
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morrison, Toni
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Interest level
High School
Language note
ESL 112+
Literary form
novels
Reading level
8.1
Study program name
Reading Counts RC
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African American women
  • Women slaves
  • Infanticide
  • Ohio
  • African American women
  • Infanticide
  • Women slaves
  • Ohio
Label
Beloved : a novel, by Toni Morrison ; [with a new foreword by the author]
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Portion of statement of responsibility taken from cover
  • "Originally published in a slightly different form in hardcover in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, in 1987"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm55604617
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage International edition.
Extent
xix, 321 pages
Isbn
9781400033416
Lccn
2004555136
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781400033416
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)55604617
Label
Beloved : a novel, by Toni Morrison ; [with a new foreword by the author]
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Portion of statement of responsibility taken from cover
  • "Originally published in a slightly different form in hardcover in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, a division of Random House, Inc., New York, in 1987"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm55604617
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage International edition.
Extent
xix, 321 pages
Isbn
9781400033416
Lccn
2004555136
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781400033416
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)55604617

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